Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (SVECCS)
Texas A&M Student Chapter of
Student Veterinary Emergency and
Critical Care Society!
... also known as
What IS veterinary emergency & critical care?
& critical care veterinarians, technicians and staff basically
work with all of the cases that are considered too complicated or
extreme for standard private practices: snakebites, chemical burns,
toxin ingestions, seizures, and more.
veterinarians usually work at either specialty clinics (like 24
hour/7 day per week veterinary ERs and ICUs) or do relief work at
veterinary private practices on nights/weekends. They
specialize in handling the cases that standard veterinary private
practices either don't have the time or resources to take care
So, what can I get out of joining SVECCS?
here at SVECCS try to give members a glimpse into what "a day in
the life" of emergency & critical care medicine is all
about. Even people who don't specifically want to be
emergency veterinarians say that SVECCS is helpful... because you
never know when an emergency case could walk in to your private
practice. It's helpful to know how to stabilize emergencies
(so that they can be sent elsewhere) or even treat them
Every SVECCS meeting has a speaker that is an emergency
veterinarian, speaking on an emergency medicine-related
topic. In addition, we have:
Rounds (once a month) --- We have rounds over lunch break with one
of Texas A&M's emergency vets, to discuss recent emergency
cases brought to A&M.
and Critical Care Opportunities:
Wetlabs (1 per semester) --- We get to practice tracheostomies,
abdominocentesis, interosseous catheters, nasogastric tube
placement, and many other procedures on dog and cat cadavers in the
junior surgery lab.
CORE COMMPENTENCIES: SVECCS ICU/Triage Shadow Program--- SVECCS
members get to sign up to shadow emergency vets, techs, and 4VM
A&M vet students in the Texas A&M Small Animal Clinic's ICU
and Triage Wards.
Aid Seminar & CE Conferences --- SVECCS members help put on
local events such as the First Aid Seminar (once per year, open to
the public) and to volunteer at emergency & critical care
continuing education conferences throughout the year.
How do I join?
Come to one of our meetings! ---> See our meeting
Contact one of our officers! ---> See our officer contact
Also contact us if you are
interested in one of our great T-shirts.
You know you want one!